Who named the Philippines as Las Islas Filipinas?

Who named the Philippines as Las Islas Filipinas?

Ruy López de Villalobos
During the expedition of Ruy López de Villalobos to the region, the Spanish sailor Bernardo de la Torre bestowed the name Las Islas Filipinas on the islands of Leyte and Samar, in honor of the then Prince of Asturias.

Is Manila a poor city?

There are 3.1 million homeless people living in Manila. The city has the highest homeless population of any in the world. In the Philippines, more than 1.2 million children are homeless and over half of these are found in Manila.

Who owns the Philippines before?

The Philippines was ruled under the Mexico-based Viceroyalty of New Spain. After this, the colony was directly governed by Spain. Spanish rule ended in 1898 with Spain’s defeat in the Spanish–American War. The Philippines then became a territory of the United States.

What province has 21 municipalities?

Bulacan is subdivided into 21 municipalities and 3 cities.

What is the history of Wipro in the Philippines?

Wipro Philippines Inc. is a subsidiary of WIPRO Technologies, the global IT and Business Services division of WIPRO Limited that is based in India. We’ve been running operations in Cebu since 2006 and in Quezon City since 2010. We cater to a lot of international clients in terms of outsourcing their customer service and technical support concerns.

Where can I find the best WiFi in the Philippines?

The best wifi in the Philippines is in Manila and more specifically in Makati and BGC area. There are many coworking places in both Makati and BGC where you can get day passes starting from 700php and you usually get free coffee and tea for the whole day.

What is the population of the Philippines in the world?

The Philippines is the world’s 5th largest island country with an area of 300,000 km 2 (120,000 sq mi). As of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million. As of January 2018, it is the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world.

How is the internet connection like in the Philippines?

There are actually quite a few Filipinos that make a living online as Virtual Assistants and therefore, the connection is solid. However, if you’re planning to explore more of the Philippines and go island hopping, you’ll have to rely on your accommodation’s wifi or hot-spotting your smartphone.